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Jim Davis |
Published: Monday, November 4, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Biz Bits: people and businesses in the news


The Bank of Washington recently named John R. Huey III senior vice president and manager of commercial banking. Huey will lead the bank's team of relationship managers and oversee commercial loan production in Snohomish and King counties. The Bank of Washington is a locally owned, full-service commercial bank headquartered in Lynnwood.


Everett Bone and Joint Ambulatory Surgery Center has earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety in ambulatory care organizations.

Good deeds

Marysville Big Lots is celebrating the grand opening of the new Marysville store with a donation to Totem Middle School. During the 9 a.m. ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Big Lots district manager Sheila Marquis will present $1,500 to Totem Middle School. Tarra Patrick will accept the check on behalf of the school.

Health First Chiropractic in Marysville is holding its annual food drive to benefit the Marysville food bank Nov. 18-27. Those who donate two bags of non-perishable groceries during the drive will receive chiropractic services valued at $513. The office is at 1519 9th Street, Suite 101, Marysville. Call 360-658-1987 for details.

Cabela's outlets nationwide, including the Tulalip store, will offer employee pricing to all veterans and active-duty military and reserve, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel on Nov. 11 and 12. Those eligible should present their service identification to the Hometown Heroes cashier upon checkout at Cabela's during the event. Some restrictions apply.

The team at James Alan Salon & Spa in Shoreline has raised more than $25,000 to build a cosmetology school in Cambodia through the Justice & Soul Foundation. The mission of the school is to provide training and a sustainable career to survivors of the sex trafficking industry. Salon owner Matthew Fairfax is the co-founder of the charity.


Sterling Gurney, an Edward Jones financial advisor, will host his monthly coffee club at 9 a.m. on Thursday at the Edward Jones office at 602 Second St., Suite C, in Snohomish. The coffee club meets the first Thursday of every month.

The public is invited to attend Snohomish City Toastmasters meetings from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. every Friday at the Rock City Café (ToDo Mexico), 1101 First St. in Snohomish. Learn more about Toastmasters' educational programs, opportunities for professional development and how to increase communication and leadership skills in a supportive environment.

Civilians need to RSVP by Wednesday to get base access to attend Naval Station Everett's Veteran's Day remembrance ceremony. The free event is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday in Building 1850, Grand Vista Ballroom. RSVP requests should be sent via email to

Brad Worthley will offer a short presentation, "Exceeding Customer Expectations," at the next Good Morning, Snohomish County meeting. The event is 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Friday at the Lynnwood Convention Center. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Price is $25 for EASC investors and $35 non-investors. Visit to register.

The Camano Island Chamber of Commerce and Angel of the Winds Casino present the 18th annual Chili Chowder Cook Off from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Admission is $10 at the door for 10 tastes. There's a free shuttle from Utsalady Elementary School.

Local business owner and stunt artist Mike Buse, aka Mr. Dizzy of the History Channel's "American Daredevils," will be featured at the Nov. 12 Monroe Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. at The Rock in Monroe, 16891 146th St. SE. Contact the Monroe Chamber at 360-794-5488 by Friday to make reservations.

The public is invited to a free seminar featuring Jody Byrne, diabetes coordinator for The Everett Clinic, at 10:30 a.m. on Nov.13 at Harbour Pointe Retirement in Mukilteo. Attendees will learn who is at risk for the disease, diabetes prevention tips and 10 important food considerations for diabetics. For more information, call 425-493-8555 or go to

The Refinery Salon in Edmonds will hold its grand opening from 5 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 14. The event will feature music, refreshments, discounts and a limited number of grand opening gifts. The Refinery Salon is at 133 Fourth Ave N. in Edmonds, inside a repurposed Victorian residence.

The Snohomish County Human Resources Association is holding its monthly meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 at the Holiday Inn at 3105 Pine St., Everett. Cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Anyone interested is invited. For more information or to register, go to

Classes, workshops and webinars

HopeWorks, a Housing Hope affiliate, is hosting another social enterprise workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ken Schilaty Learning Center at 5908 Evergreen Way, Everett. For more information or to secure your spot, contact Mary Houston at or call 425-347-6556, ext. 242.


Rich & Associates Legal Nurse Consulting has launched Lake Stevens' first independent legal nurse consulting practice to help attorneys win medical-related cases. Founder Brittany Rich, a registered nurse, is a certified legal nurse consultant and a member of the National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants.

PhysioCare Physical Therapy has a new name: Arlington Rehab Partners (ARP). The location will remain the same and patients can expect to see the same faces at the clinic. ARP has also partnered with the Cascade & Summit Rehabilitation network, which will grow the network to 10 clinics in Snohomish County.

Jacobsen's Marine, a longtime business in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood, is moving to the Port of Edmonds across Admiral Way from the Port administration building. A 30-year lease was signed on Oct. 24. It includes an option to extend it to 50 years.

Foggy Noggin Brewing re-released a seasonal beer, Butch's Brew, on Saturday. It is a traditional English Brown Ale that has been brewed with locally grown hazelnuts. It will only be available for about six to eight weeks. Pint and Growler sales are available at the brewery tasting room.

This fall, the Snohomish County Public Utility District will share with customers a 2014 wall calendar that has safety information, conservation tips, info about customer service programs and more. Customers will find it in mailboxes this month. A variety of useful information is also on the PUD's website at or by calling the PUD Energy Hotline at 425-783-1700.

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